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TV reboot, revival wishlist from the EW staff

<i>Fuller House. X-Files. Twin Peaks.Star Trek. Gilmore Girls. MacGyver. Prison Break</i>…the list of old TV shows suddenly getting the reboot or revival …

Fed's Yellen Testifies Economy Strong Enough to Handle Rate Hike

Economy<p>WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress Thursday that economic conditions appear to be improving enough for policymakers to raise interest rates when they meet in two weeks — as long as there are no major shocks that undermine confidence.<p>Yellen said that even after the …

Humans Win in Google's 'Mobilegeddon'

Mobilegeddon is here!<p>At least that’s what the headlines are saying. Google, for its part, prefers something less Michael-Bay-disaster-flick and is …

12 Mental Tricks to Beat Cravings and Lose Weight

Using pure willpower to overcome cravings doesn’t always work. (If it did, dieting would be easy and we’d all be at our own healthy, feel-great …

Snacks

How Modern Life Depletes Our Gut Microbes

Looks like many of us don't have the right stomach for a paleodiet. Literally.<p>Two studies give us a glimpse into our ancestors' microbiome — you know, those trillions of bacteria that live in the human gut.<p>And the take-home message of the studies is clear: Western diets and modern-day hygiene have …

Security flaw allows attackers to crash carrier iOS devices within range of a fake WiFi hotspot

Security researchers yesterday demonstrated a method of creating a ‘No iOS zone,’ inside of which all carrier iPhones and iPads on iOS 8 are rendered impossible to use, reports Skycure. Most apps that connect to the Internet crash on opening (shown above), and it’s even possible to put iOS devices …

'Daredevil' gets a second season on Netflix

The Man without Fear -- aka Daredevil -- will be protecting Hell's Kitchen in New York City for another season now that Netflix has renewed Marvel's popular, gritty superhero series.<p>Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) may be a lawyer during the day, but by nightfall he dons a mask as Daredevil and patrol …

Greek cash seen lasting into June, no EU deal imminent

ATHENS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Greece can scrape together enough cash to meet its payment obligations into June, euro zone and Greek officials said on Wednesday, playing down fears of an imminent default as hopes receded of a deal with its creditors to release fresh aid.<p>A Greek national flag flutters …

The EU has charged Russia’s Gazprom with abusing its energy dominance

In some Eastern European countries, Gazprom, the huge Russian gas company part-owned by the state, is pretty much the only supplier of gas. Today the European Commission announced that it would clamp down on the company’s “unfair” monopoly, escalating the standoff between European authorities and …

At least 1,000 protest after death of black man in police custody

The Justice Department said Tuesday it has opened a civil rights investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal-cord injury under mysterious circumstances after he was handcuffed and put in the back of a police van.<p>After the probe was announced, at least 1,000 …

What Saddam Gave ISIS

The infiltration in the winter of 2013 was insidious in the small rural towns circling Aleppo—Tel Rifat, al-Bab, and Marea. The men stood out when …

Caliphates

How It Works: Death By Black Hole

A quantum quandary<p>As you fall feet first across an event horizon—the point where nothing can escape the black hole’s gravitational pull—you don’t feel anything change. But eventually, gravity is so much stronger at your feet than your head that you’re stretched apart, like Play-Doh, until you snap. …

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?<p>Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from …